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Cafe Gourmand

Avenue de France, Bujumbura, Burundi
+257 22 27 72 45
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pastries” (28 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
“ice cream” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Avenue de France, Bujumbura, Burundi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice pace to drink a good coffee. They have the best quality pastries of Bujumbura and wonderful bread which is hard to find anywhere else in Buja.

Thank lucwillems001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cafe surprised me with splendid showcases of cakes and croissants, cappuccino and salty breakfast perfectly set up. You can enjoy it on the terrace as well. Bread is also one of their speciality, respect the cue! Enjoy!

Thank stefano s
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Recommended by our daughter, a resident of Bujumbura, this was a delight and surprise in the heart of the city. The interior is lovely and vibrant, there's an ice-cream cone stand as you enter, and the rooftop seating is comfortable, with quick and friendly service,...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Actually visited in January 2015. Exceptional French pastries! Hands down best patisserie in East Africa!! I'd say Cafe Brioche in Kigali would be a close second. It's incredible such an establishment could exist in quite honestly what seems like a rough city, having to watch...More

Thank NikolosSG
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Dont leave Burundi without tasting and taking some of its delicious pastries. I highly recommend their croissants and eclairs as well as their coffee and bread. The service is great and location is superb!

Thank Ardementozo
Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Sincerely delicious bakery; quality you would expect in any French high end bakery. Lunch menu however is not so varied.

Thank Rodolphe V
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Cafe Gourmand is famous in the region - every visitor to Bujumbura must stop there - if not for a meal, then for a baguette, croissant, sandwich or sweet with coffee.

Thank ReidStPete
Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

A little slice of luxury in Burundi. Great staff, coffee and range of breads , desserts, cakes and ice creams, take some time out to relax.

Thank rogerjh2016
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Cafe Gourmad will keep you going back for more and more ice cream, bread and other pastries. Very good ambience and staff are very helpful.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

It is a good place for coffee and snacks. They have good coffee and nice snacks but the service is poor. You get to the cafe no one to welcome you . You go around looking for a table without any help. You get seated...More

Thank Clarage M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue de France, Bujumbura, Burundi
  • Location: Africa  >  Burundi  >  Bujumbura Mairie Province  >  Bujumbura
  • Phone Number: +257 22 27 72 45
  • E-mail
"This authentic French boulangerie-patisserie offers freshly baked treats and a range of savoury pastries. Le Café Gourmand is open 7 days a week for eat-in or take-out. ["Gourmand" has an interesting history, literally translated as "greedy", how can a negative connotation can be associated with happiness on a plate?! The word is now used to describe one who has a love for fine food!]Indulge in a unique taste-bud tingling experience in the heart of Africa - be a gourmand! "
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